Candidate For Murder

When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!

Book Details:

Book Title: Candidate for Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult fiction, 424 pages
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: June 2016
Available for review in: Print and ebook: mobi (for Kindle), ePub, PDF
Will send books: USA & Canada
Tour dates: Aug 15 to Sept 16, 2016
Content Rating: PG-13 (This is murder mystery. There are no sex scenes, but some, very little, foul language. No f-bombs.)

Book Description:

It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from speed limits to clothes lines.

When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!

What starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight Gnarly becomes the front runner—at which point his political enemies take a page straight out of Politics 101. What do you do when you’re behind in a race? Dig up dirt on the front runner, of course.

Seemingly, someone is not content to rest with simply embarrassing the front runner by publicizing his dishonorable discharge from the United States Army, but to throw in a murder for good measure. With murder on the ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang—including old friends from past cases—dive in to clear Gnarly’s name, catch a killer, and save Spencer!

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Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released June 2016.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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My review:

When you love dogs as much as I do, you’ll just have to read this book. The premise of it is hilarious – imagine a dog running for Mayor!

Yes, Gnarly was nominated for Mayor and the mystery begins when the other canditates start to find out more about him and he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of one of the other candidates!

It took me a few pages to figure out who was who. The author has included a cast of characters at the beginning that helped. I think readers who’ve read the earlier books in the series would have no such problem. Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. A light-hearted mystery with excellent dialogue, it kept me engrossed, guessing and entertained right to the end.

It’s the first book of Lauren Carr’s that I’ve read, and it’s certainly not the last one, I’ll read. In fact, I’ll be actively looking to buy some more soon.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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